Nokia launches Calling All Innovators app contest

Nokia's global developer support program Forum Nokia announced the launch of Calling All Innovators, a mobile application development competition promising $150,000 in cash and prizes as well as distribution opportunities for applications designed to enhance and improve society. Calling All Innovators will solicit entries in three categories:

  • ECO-Challenge: Applications designed to minimize mobile technology's global environmental impact and enable consumers to more easily reduce their energy consumption or carbon footprint.
  • Emerging Markets: Applications designed to improve daily life in developing nations--e.g., mobile solutions targeting education, health data access, infotainment or rural agriculture.
  • Technology Showcase: Applications designed to maximize the potential of any technology optimized for Nokia's Series 40 or S60 devices, including Flash Lite, Java, Python or open source.

Calling All Innovators will award first-place winners in all three categories $25,000 in cash, a trip to Mobile World Congress 2009 in Barcelona and free application distribution across a variety of Nokia channels. Second-prize winners in each category will receive $10,000 and third-place winners will receive $5,000. All entries are due by Dec. 15; for more information, click here.

For more on Calling All Innovators:
- read this release

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